Run of the Week Ending 8.27.17

A bit of a slow week across the board for the club as runners have gone on vacation or are otherwise engaged.

However, there were a bunch of good runs put up.

This week features a few contenders:

Just Eric, who continued to show off his Hawaiian vacation through his “Hot Lava Walk” with photos…

Blowhard, who probably would have won the award with 2400′ gain over six miles, but he’s in the last week of his double secret “timeout”…

and Chef, with a 5 mile road race up in Maine.

But the winner this week, who earns a free beer, is Stone Cold, with a 14.2 miler that saw a little over 1400 feet of gain.

Congratulations to Stone Cold for his second ROTW Award.

Blowhard is probably having a stroke right now, thinking, WTF!!!!, but with all of the mountains out west, he’s sure to earn a ROTW soon enough.  We miss you buddy!

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Run of the Week Ending 8.20.17

Another week has gone by, and our members are logging some great activities.  This week was a hard fought battle for the club’s prestigious Run of the Week Award and the free beer that comes with it.

The Contenders:

Donde’s hike of Hunter Mountain, 6.1 miles and 2563′ of gain over an hour and a half.

Amy P.’s 10k @ 10:03 out on the humid prairie.

Boy-ar-Dee’s 20 mile long run @ 7:38.

Just Eric’s 5 miler – a routine run, but yeah, it was in Hawaii.  Points for location.

 

The Winner:

Just Sheila’s Pequonnock Triathlon:

Official Times: Swim: 10:11 Bike: 40:52 Run: 31:43 T1: 1:47 T2: 2:16

And 5 minutes faster than her Lincoln Park Triathlon!

Excellent job – your summer of hard work is certainly paying off!  Looks like the club owes you another beer!  Congratulations on your second ROTW Award!

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Run of the Week Award: Chef’s CR

So after a few great weeks we are back to our weekly Run of the Week Award.

Two weeks ago, the ROTW Award went to the cast and crew of the HH100.

Last week, it went to Just Steve for his epic HH Beer Mile debut.

This week, there were some serious contenders.

In 3rd Place this week was Just Sheila, with a looong 7.1 miles around Rockaway Valley, kicking ass and on her way to setting some family segment CR’s.  Way to go Mrs. B!

Our runners up this week were Miyagi and Stone Cold, who paired up to run a really looong 20 mile training run starting in the Rockaway Valley and then touring central Morris County.  Great stuff guys!

But it is not often anymore that a Highlands Hasher Course Record falls, and when it does, it’s an automatic Run of the Week Award winner.

That’s what happened this week when our own Chef Boy-ar-Dee set the course record for one of our regular Thursday night loops, the 3 mile edition.

Now, you’re probably saying, what the hell Chef, what are you doing racing the 3 miler?

But Chef went out early for a little extra credit mileage before the run, and really went for it.  Although we generally frown on Race-ism on our 3 mile or 5 mile course, before or after the group run is fair game, so congratulations to the Chef for putting the record even further out of reach for the rest of us!

The Stats:

Distance: 3.0 mi.

Moving Time: 19:07

Pace: 6:16 / mi.

Congratulations, Chef, on your Run of the Week Award for setting the new CR for the Highlands Hashers 3.  You can collect your beer, on the club, tomorrow night!

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2017 HH Beer Mile: The King is Dead, Long Live the King!

10 of the finest Highlands Hashers showed up at an undisclosed location somewhere deep inside of Morris County for what has fast become a complete shitshow signature club event: the HH Beer Mile.

History was made as the reigning King of the Beer Mile, Doobie, was bested by newcomer Just Steve, fresh off a dominating performance in the 2017 HH100.   Continue reading

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Redrafting the 2017 HH100 Draft

Two anonymous hashers who participated in the HH100 agreed to redraft the 2017 HH100 Draft.

The draft assumes results from the event, no captains as automatic picks, and whatever else the drafters wanted from the 2017 event and is modeled on the draft format of the original draft.

Round 1

Team A 1: Just Steve

Team B 2: Miyagi

Round 2

Team B 3: Just Eric

Team A 4: Chef

Round 3

Team A 5: Liability

Team B 6: Mousehand

Round 4

Team A: Boulder Holder

Team B: Stone Cold

Round 5:

Team A: Wrecking Ball

Team B: Juicy

Round 6:

Team A: Sherpa

Team B: Butters

Round 7: 

Team A: Caillou

Team B: Donde Es

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Grading the 2017 HH100 Draft

Round 1, Pick 1:  Miyagi  (Team Chef)

Projected Grade: A

Actual Grade: A

Miyagi lived up to the hype of being the first overall pick with a record-setting first stage that set the tone for the day with the largest gap between runners on any given stage.

Round 1, Pick 2: Just Steve (Team Butters)

Projected Grade: Unknown

Actual Grade: A+

It is hard to believe that someone was able to live up to Blowhard’s blowhardness.  Just Steve did that and more by setting a blistering pace that no other runner could match with one stage averaging in the 5:xx’s.  Candidate for Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Runner.

Round 2, Pick 3: Blowhard (Team Butters)

Projected Grade: A-

Actual Grade: N/A

Blowhard’s commitments kept him off the course this year, but the team hopes he makes it back for the third annual.

Round 2, Pick 4: Liability (Team Chef)

Projected Grade: B

Actual Grade: B+

Liability did not live up to his name, but instead put on a heart-pounding effort through 16 miles, many of which were in the hills.

Round 3, Pick 5: Just Eric (Team Chef)

Projected Grade: B+

Actual Grade: A+

Eric dropped the hammer early and kept hammering all the way through his two stages, shattering expectations and slicing through Team Butters, putting himself in both ROY and MVR consideration.

Round 3, Pick 6: Donde Es (Team Butters)

Projected Grade: B-

Actual Grade: D

We love Donde, who is a great guy and hard-nosed ultra-runner.  However, his navigation skills need a little bit of work.  Donde lived up to his name once again, but gets credit for attempting to run on two broken legs nonetheless.

Round 4, Pick 7: Mousehand (Team Chef)

Projected Grade: B+

Actual Grade: B+

He did really, really well.  Not much more to say about the man of few words, other than, as always, he comes through.

Round 4, Pick 8: Stone Cold (Team Butters)

Projected Grade: C-

Actual Grade: B+

You can question his loyalty to the club by completing the Lake Placid Ironman – putting his own interests before the needs of the club – which affected his projected grade, but hot damn did Stone Cold man up.  Provided the nicest car, subbed in for others, and ran unexpectedly great times during his two stages.  A gamer who brought it.

Round 5, Pick 9: Juicy (Team Chef)

Projected Grade: C+

Actual Grade: B

Juicy came storming back through early season injuries which affected his draft stock, having a great day which culminated in a Kinnelon Mountain High of a finish, keeping Team Butters in check just when they thought they had hope.

Round 5, Pick 10: Sherpa (Team Butters)

Projected Grade: C+

Actual Grade: B

Sherpa lived up to his name, putting the team before himself on the mountain.  As we all know from the movie Everest, the Sherpas die first – but not this time.  After a withering ascent of Mt. Waughaw, Sherpa brought his team within contention for the first time all day.

Round 6, Pick 11: Boulder Holder (Team Chef)

Projected Grade: C-

Actual Grade: A

Boulder Holder’s unorthodox running training plan – not running – defies logic and physics.  But at only 7 lbs, as Liability noted, the laws of gravity, thermodynamics, aeronautics, and naval engineering do not apply.  The most impressive individual performance of the day.

Round 6, Pick 12: Caillou (Team Butters)

Projected Grade: D

Actual Grade: B

He’s just a kid who’s four, each day he grows some more, he likes exploring he’s Caillou,
So many things to do, each day is something new, he’ll share them with you he’s Caillou.
His world is turning, changing each day..with mommy and daddy he’s finding his way.
Growing up is not so tough, except when he’s had enough but there’s lots of fun stuff he’s Caillou, Caillou, Caillou, he’s Caillou. That’s him!

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2017 HH100: Hot Takes

While the dust is settling on the 2017 HH100, a 100 mile intra-squad relay race around Morris County, there are a few hot takes to note while our memories are fresh and our legs still sore.

Most Valuable Runner:

At the post-run celebration, each team selected it’s candidate for MVR.  New guys and friends of the club Steve and Eric were unanimous selections by their respective teams, but the award for overall MVR is going to be a very, very close call either way.  Blistering speed and kill switches set to “On” defined each runner.

Greatest Behinds the Scenes Contribution

There are several actions which deserve this award.  Blowhards’s recruitment of some young guns, the Miyagi family’s organization and hosting of a post-run party, and those who volunteered to use and abuse their vehicles all day.  However, no contribution was greater than Liability’s donation of quality toilet paper, the most sought after item of the morning.

Longest Con

Chef and Miyagi aren’t even close to being in this conversation, giddily taunting their opposition with fast, long, and well publicized training runs in the weeks and days leading up to the event.  Juicy and Sherpa are, however, with MAF runs disguising their hidden talents to virtually fly up Waughaw and the Kinnelon hills.  The longest con of all time, however, belongs to Boulder Holder, whose training philosophy (“I ran around 5 miles a week for the last three weeks”) did not at all match up with his race day performance which was extraordinary.  A lot of apologies came his way yesterday for making him a last round pick.

 

 

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Run of the Week: I am Ironman!

 

Huge congratulations to the first HH Ironman, Stone Cold.

Stone Cold earned his award several times over and will get three rounds of beer headed his way instead of the customary one for his outstanding achievement in the wilds of Lake Placid, NY.

Stone Cold swam over 5200 yards in 1:41.47, rode 112 miles in 7:19.41, and then to cap off his day, ran a marathon in 4:38.10, an amazing 10:32 pace.

Stone Cold celebrated by oiling the joints on his bionic legs, and then sampling the nightlife of Lake Placid, or sleeping for 17 hours…

Either way, very huge congratulations to Stone Cold for his Ironman and his first ever Run of the Week Award.

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Back from Vacation: Belated ROTW Award #1

Big kudos to Sheila B., with her out of state 5 miler, which, according to club records and her memory, is her longest run in two years!  Way to grind, Mrs. B!

And congratulations on your belated Run of the Week Award!

Sheila rocking some New York toughness in Red Sox country!

The Stats:

Distance: 5.0 miles

Elevation: 353 ft.

Elapsed Time: 1:05.05

A well earned first ROTW Award for Sheila!  Keep it up!

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Run of the Week: Chef Is IN! Attack Mode

Tip of the hat to the Captain for his big weekend effort, blowing away the competition and earning the prestigious Run of the Week Award for June 26th.

The Stats:

Distance: 20.1 miles

Moving Time: 2:40:07

Pace: 7:57 / mile

Congratulations Chef!

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